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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161888
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Surgical Safety Checklist in a Rural Hospital
Author(s):
Lyons, Vanessa E.
Author Details:
Vanessa E. Lyons, MSN, RN, CNOR, Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Murray, Kentucky, USA, email: vlyons@murrayhospital.org
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A community-owned, not-for-profit hospital with six operating rooms in western Kentucky identified several potential safety issues in the operating room, including improper documentation, improperly identified specimens, and problems with communication among team members. In an attempt to improve these problems, the facility implemented a surgical safety checklist in the perioperative services department. A committee consisting of the department director, OR educator, and a staff nurse initially developed a checklist by adapting the AORN Comprehensive Surgical Safety Checklist. Staff members and physicians were educated on the use of the checklist and it was incorporated into the perioperative patient documentation. Evaluation of the intervention identified that nurses either did not complete the checklist (52%) or completed the checklist independently of other team members (98%). A reason for improper use was that nurses did not perceive the checklist as necessary or beneficial because of the characteristics of the setting (small number of staff, less trauma and fewer emergent cases, and smaller number of procedures). Physicians perceived that it reduced their autonomy, and implied a lack of knowledge about their patients. Meetings with additional stakeholders who are pivotal to successful implementation of the checklist were convened to identify what went wrong during implementation and to suggest options to increase staff and medical staff adherence. These barriers and lessons learned will be useful to other rural hospitals adopting safety procedures typically used in teaching hospitals and will be reported in detail in the poster.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing a Surgical Safety Checklist in a Rural Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Vanessa E.en_US
dc.author.detailsVanessa E. Lyons, MSN, RN, CNOR, Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Murray, Kentucky, USA, email: vlyons@murrayhospital.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161888-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A community-owned, not-for-profit hospital with six operating rooms in western Kentucky identified several potential safety issues in the operating room, including improper documentation, improperly identified specimens, and problems with communication among team members. In an attempt to improve these problems, the facility implemented a surgical safety checklist in the perioperative services department. A committee consisting of the department director, OR educator, and a staff nurse initially developed a checklist by adapting the AORN Comprehensive Surgical Safety Checklist. Staff members and physicians were educated on the use of the checklist and it was incorporated into the perioperative patient documentation. Evaluation of the intervention identified that nurses either did not complete the checklist (52%) or completed the checklist independently of other team members (98%). A reason for improper use was that nurses did not perceive the checklist as necessary or beneficial because of the characteristics of the setting (small number of staff, less trauma and fewer emergent cases, and smaller number of procedures). Physicians perceived that it reduced their autonomy, and implied a lack of knowledge about their patients. Meetings with additional stakeholders who are pivotal to successful implementation of the checklist were convened to identify what went wrong during implementation and to suggest options to increase staff and medical staff adherence. These barriers and lessons learned will be useful to other rural hospitals adopting safety procedures typically used in teaching hospitals and will be reported in detail in the poster.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:18Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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